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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018


School of Education

Undergraduate Certificate Programs

The School of Education offers undergraduate certificates that can enhance professional development. Certificates consist of focused coursework designed to provide targeted academic preparation. The following certificate programs are available to all UWM undergraduates and to those who already hold a bachelor's degree (from any institution).

Autism Spectrum Disorders
The Autism Spectrum Certificate program will train students to help persons with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in numerous settings. Potential students include therapists and family members working with children at home, special and general education teachers working with children in school settings, and job coaches working with young adults and adults in the work place.

Through courses, field experiences, and other planned learning experiences, students will critically examine the characteristics, etiology, and prevalence of ASD and related disorders; understand assessment, diagnosis, and intervention; learn how to work with family members of individuals with ASD; understand the language, communication, and social needs of individuals with ASD; and learn to apply interventions.

Course of Study:

Required courses:
     

ExcEduc 560

Foundations of Autism Spectrum Disorders

3

ExcEduc 561

Methods of Working with Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

3

Field Experience Requirement (choose one of the following or another field experience approved by the faculty advisor):

ExcEduc 585

Supervised Practicum in Child and Youth Care

2-4

Psych 292

Psychology Field Placement Lower Division

3

Psych 692

Field Placement in Psychology

3

Elective Courses (choose 2 from the following):

Ed Psy 330

Introduction to Learning and Development

3

Ed Psy 575

Infant and Early Childhood Assessment

3


Community-Based Organizations: Policy and Leadership

This certificate program prepares students for mid-level positions in community-based organizations and provides a base for graduate work in non-profit management and other related areas. Students take coursework in foundations and policy, which provides an overview of the workings and role of CBOs, fundraising and marketing, and in leadership to provide knowledge in preparation for supervisory and management roles.

Course of Study:

Required courses:

Foundations and Policy (6 credits)

Ed Pol 601

Foundations of Community-Based Organizations

3

Ed Pol 603

Policy Analysis for Community-Based Organizations

3

Fundraising and Marketing (6 credits)

Ed Pol 602

Proposal Writing and Fundraising Skills for Community-Based Organizations

3

Ed Pol 604

Marketing for Community-Based Organizations

3

Leadership Course (3 credits?choose one)

Ad Ldsp 537

Leadership and Management of Volunteer Programs

3

Ad Ldsp 617

Leadership in Youth-Serving Organizations

3


Community Leadership

The Community Leadership Certificate provides students from any major with a way to explore leadership theory and identity in the community (including the campus community) and community-based institutions. The program will be based on a social justice model of leadership development, but will expose students to additional philosophies such as servant leadership and authentic leadership. Students will also gain practical experience by attending teambuilding activities such as ROPES courses, participating in community service, and doing a practicum in a leadership position, among other experiential learning activities.

The certificate program consists of 16 credits, three of which will come from an experiential learning course, with activities specific to the student’s major. Sites for this section of the program could include community health clinics (group facilitation or advocacy roles), campus organizations (campus ambassadors, peer health advocates, etc.), local non-profits (board positions), and others.

Course of Study:

Required courses:

Ed Pol 315

Group Process and Civic Engagement

3

Ad Ldsp 691

Leadership Ethics in Multicultural Organizations

1

Leadership Practice Course (choose one from the following)

Ed Pol 111

Introduction to Community Change and Engagement

3

Ad Ldsp 507

Introduction to Group Leadership

3

Ad Ldsp 537

Leadership and Management of Volunteer Programs

3

Social/Historical Foundations Elective – 3 credits from list of selected courses – see advisor or program sheet

Practical Elective – 3 credits from list of selected courses – see advisor or program sheet

Leadership Capstone/Practicum (choose one from the following)

Ed Pol 409

Fieldwork/Practicum in Education and the Community

3

Ad Ldsp 630

Field Work in Schools, Agencies, and Institutions

3

Nurs 403

Practice, Research, and Leadership Role Development

3

WGS 489

Internship in Women's and Gender Studies

3

Commun 698

Internship in Communication

3

For more information, contact Dr. Aaron Schutz: (414) 229-4150, schutz@uwm.edu.


Youth Work

The Youth Work Certificate is available to students in Social Work, Community Education and Engagement, Exceptional Education, and Educational Studies. It is ideal for students who want to learn more about adolescence and working with youth in a variety of settings, including large and small community based programs, group homes, foster care, and residential treatment centers. The focus is on youth who are troubled or at high risk, but much of the learning applies to youth in general and younger children as well. 

Course of Study:

Required Courses:

Ed Pol/Soc Wrk 580

An Overview of Child/Youth Care

3

Ed Pol/Soc Wrk 581

Youth Work Practice

3

Ed Pol 409

Supervised Practicum in Child and Youth Care

2-4

6 cr of courses focused on Human Development or Family Work

For more information, contact Dr. Raji Swaminathan: (414) 229-6740, swaminar@uwm.edu.

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